John Philpin Appointed CEO of Lyris

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lyris, Inc. (OTCBB:LYRI), a global provider of digital marketing solutions, today announced that its board of directors has appointed John Philpin as president, chief executive officer, and member of the board, effective immediately. At the same time the Board accepted the resignation of Roy Camblin as the company's president, CEO, and member of the board.

Mr. Philpin brings significant executive management experience to Lyris. Prior to being appointed president and CEO, Philpin was senior vice president of engineering at Lyris. Previous to that, he was founder and principal of Beyond Bridges, a global sales strategy and implementation services firm. Mr. Philpin also served as CEO of Group Partners, CMO of Cramer, CMO of Vitria, and in a variety of advanced technology management positions at Citigroup and Oracle.

"We want to welcome John as our new CEO and thank Roy for his efforts in setting a vision and strategy for Lyris," said Ty Comfort on behalf of Lyris' board of directors. "John has the proven experience in technology, sales, and marketing to realize the true potential of our next-generation digital marketing platform, and he knows how to build strong, productive teams, which will be key as Lyris scales."

"Even before joining Lyris, I was truly impressed with the company's technology vision and rich heritage of innovation," said John Philpin, CEO of Lyris. "There is a monumental shift happening in enterprise marketing, and I look forward to guiding Lyris towards growth consistent with our tremendous market opportunity."

About Lyris

Lyris is a global provider of digital marketing solutions that help companies engage with customers in more meaningful ways. Lyris products and services empower marketers to design, automate, and optimize data-driven interactive marketing campaigns that facilitate superior engagement, increase conversions and deliver measurable business value. Lyris' high-performance, secure and flexible digital marketing platforms improves marketing efficiency by providing automated digital message delivery, robust segmentation, and real-time social, mobile, and interaction analytics. The Lyris solutions portfolio is comprised of both in-the-cloud and on-premise solutions - Lyris HQ, Lyris LM - combined with customer-focused services and support. More than 5,000 companies worldwide partner with Lyris to manage and execute sophisticated digital marketing campaigns across email, social, Web and mobile channels. Connect with us on Twitter: @lyris, Facebook, YouTube or LinkedIn.

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CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Rich McDonald Director, Investor Relations (610) 688-3305 David Fore Director of Research, Hayden IR (206) 395-2711 Public Relations Contact Suzi Owens PR for Lyris (415) 856-5125 sowens@blancandotus.comSource:Lyris, Inc.